As you probably know, you need to know certain things if you are an entrepreneur looking to really create an entrepreneur mindset. One of those things is to learn how to identify your strengths so you can make the best decisions moving forward in your business. Besides creating the business that works for you rather than the other way around knowing your strengths is gonna help you create the life you want to live. So to help you save headaches, stress, time, money & so much more I have create a list below of some questions you can ask yourself to figure yourself out and create systems in your life & business that make life how you vision it
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CREATE TWO LISTS
Before you use any outside sources to help identify your strengths and weaknesses, I’d recommend that you spend about 30 minutes alone creating two lists.
Your first list is going to be centered on your business or entrepreneurship goals. Call it something like, “Skills Needed to Succeed.”
Don’t worry about whether you’ve thought of every possible skill required for your business to succeed. This is meant to be an overview, and is fairly general. Depending on your business, it might list things like, “an understanding of the market,” “business development,” “website development,” or “product expertise.” Once you’ve completed your list, highlight the skills that you already have, and put a star next to the ones you think you’ll need to develop. Then, set this list aside—you’ll come back to it later.
QUESTIONS TO ASK YOURSELF TO KNOW STRENGTHS & WEAKNESSES
What do you love about your work?
What do you wish you could change?
What am I good at?
What have others complimented me about?
What have others had to help me with on more than one occasion?
Which projects and tasks seem to drain my energy?
Which projects have I spent hours on without getting tired?
What are my hobbies, and why do I like doing them?
If you were to review your current job description, what components do you no longer do? What new responsibilities have you taken on?
What are your most satisfying achievements not just in your current position but in your entire career?
What do you want to accomplish this year?
Where do you see yourself in the next five years?
What support and/or resources do you need to achieve your immediate goals?
What support and/or resources do you need to achieve your career aspirations?
What is your ideal work?
What skills do people acknowledge for you?
What have your friends, coaches, teachers, managers, or even your parents always told you you’re a natural at? This can fall into many different categories, so don't get hung up on thinking of this as a strictly "on the court" or "in the classroom" type of strength. Start by asking yourself these questions:
Were you often the one making plans and figuring out the logistics of getting from point A to point B?
Do you have the ability to make others smile and laugh?
Focus on coming up with at least five things you're a natural at, and then breaking down which soft skills of yours have helped you be such a natural. These are most likely your strongest soft skills - ones you've possessed since very early on in your life.
What do I most look forward to every week?
Which tasks seem to make time fly?
When am I most "in the zone" at work?
What do people come to me for advice or help on most frequently?
What are some tasks that others dread but I love to tackle?
What do friends and family say most often are my strengths?
Look at what activities kept you busy as a kid, particularly across three age groups: elementary school, middle school, and high school. What do all those activities have in common? What strengths and interests were you expressing and developing even at an early age? Which have you forgotten about that you'd be excited to dive back into, whether it seems related to your work or not?
What types of podcasts and books are you most drawn to?
What task do you have to do that you don’t like doing and aren’t very good at? Write it down.
Why don’t you like it and why are you not good at it?
How do you feel when you think about doing that task?
What are two ways you could delegate that task to someone else? Be creative even if you don’t think that could work.
What are two ways you could manage that task better?
Asking Others What Your Strengths Are